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Routes in 5 - Bishop

Castle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cornickopia S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Flogging the Bishop S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heelium S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Nuts and Bolts T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Sacramental Whining S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Spanish American Match S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Description

One gear, one mixed, and five sport routes comprise the Bishop sector. Grades range from 5.10- to 5.12-. Heelium and Flogging the Bishop are popular 5.12- lines. Nuts and Bolts is two pitches, the first of which is mixed.

This wall is shaded until approximately 2pm.

Getting There

Disembark and hike straight up the rocky drainage for approximately 15 minutes. The strenuous hike involves a small amount of scrambling but is over soon enough.

Follow the right branch when the trail forks near the base of the cliff. The first wall is the Bishop. A vertical red face contains three sport routes. From left to right these routes are: Flogging the Bishop, Heelium, and Sacramental Whining.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 5 - Bishop

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Nuts and Bolts
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Spanish American Match
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Heelium
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Flogging the Bishop
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nuts and Bolts 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Spanish American Match 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Heelium 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Flogging the Bishop 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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